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Profile Review - 710 GMAT, 5+ years experience

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Status: Current Student - UCLA Anderson Class of 2016
Joined: 11 Jan 2013
Posts: 71
Location: United States
Concentration: Technology, Operations
GMAT 1: 700 Q47 V39
GMAT 2: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.43
WE: Operations (Investment Banking)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 70

Profile Review - 710 GMAT, 5+ years experience [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2013, 20:21
Hello,

I would some feedback on my profile and some suggestions are areas I can improve.

Demographics: 28 year old male. Half Japanese. Born in Japan, but grew up primarily in California. I lived in Japan for about 8 years.

GMAT: 710 (47Q/40V/6.0 AWA/8 IR)

Academics: 3.43 GPA from Brigham Young University. BA in Japanese with a minor in business (3.79 major GPA). Graduated in 2008. (Note: I moved back to the US when I was 10 years old and didn't speak Japanese again until I was 19. I decided to major in Japanese to deepen my understanding of the language and the culture that was such a large part of my heritage.)

Work History: 1+ years at Goldman Sachs as an operations analyst. I have been promoted once and expect to be promoted to an associate in January. At matriculation, I will have 2 and a half years at Goldman.

-Prior to Goldman, I spent 2 and a half years at an HR Consulting firm/corporate milestone and recognition award manufacturer and distributor. I worked in international operations managing client and vendor relations in Japan, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia. I started at the company as a general international operation rep, but moved up to managing those international client and vendor relations.

Extracurricular: In early 2011 I founded a non-profit organization to help increase community awareness of childhood sexual abuse, and to provide financial assistance to underprivileged victims in need of one-on-one counseling. We have helped several victims and I have had the chance to speak to hundreds of members of the community. I was awarded the Lieutenant Governor's Volunteer Recognition Award in 2011 for my work in the community.

-I have also been a mentor/instructor for Junior Achievement since the beginning of 2013.

-I am also an ambassador for the Trevor Project in my state, and I regularly respond to LGBT teen's questions regarding struggle they are facing in everyday life.

-I am an avid runner and have run in several marathons.

-I served a two-year mission for the LDS church in Japan. For one of those years I was a regional leader and oversaw the work and well-being of 20 to 30 other missionaries.

Post MBA goals: Short-term - To transition from operations in the financial industry into an operations leadership role in the consumer products industry (Ideally a place like Nike).

Long-term - To become of the COO of a global consumer products company and use the business knowledge and experience I have gained to become an influential leader within the community especially with youth related organizations.

Interested in feedback for Tuck, Haas, Kellogg, Sloan, Yale SOM, Darden, and Anderson.

Thanks!
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Re: Profile Review - 710 GMAT, 5+ years experience [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2013, 11:10
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You are definitely on your way to a winning application experience. Your profile has much to offer including cultural diversity (both religious and nationality) as well as top-drawer work experience with Goldman Sachs on the resume as well as having started your own organization in the non-profit world. THis kind of passion and engagement is likely what attracted a firm like GS and will also be interesting to your target schools. The fact you have a broad spectrum of schools on your list will only ensure you end up getting into one or more. One key will be in making sure you can articulate with clarity how you plan to make the switch from financial operations into consumer products and why you had not pursued that until now. B-schools want to see a logical career progression and not perceive that someone is just looking for the MBA to help them jump ship and reset their career. If you can explain that your career has been intentional and that the skills you have gathered will translate well into your chosen future, you should be fine. Let us know if we can help.
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Current Student
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Status: Current Student - UCLA Anderson Class of 2016
Joined: 11 Jan 2013
Posts: 71
Location: United States
Concentration: Technology, Operations
GMAT 1: 700 Q47 V39
GMAT 2: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.43
WE: Operations (Investment Banking)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 70

Re: Profile Review - 710 GMAT, 5+ years experience [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2013, 06:05
Thank you for the feedback!

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